The larger Common Stage and the backstage area is now all in place ready for the artists to arrive. Headlining on Friday will be Jamiroquai, on Saturday will be Kasabian and on Sunday will be Mumford & Sons (Photo: The News)
Much of the staging is in place, as well as the bars, toilets and other facilities, while other sections such as the ‘Kids’ Arena’ is also starting to fall into place. Benches have been delivered, and food and drink vendors have begun to arrive - as well as the funfair rides and other activities for the Portsmouth event’s younger visitors.
This year the Victorious site is larger than it has been with the children’s area placed to the east of Southsea Skatepark, and the Common Stage moved further to the west of the common. This will allow more space for festival goers to spread out between the stage and the areas selling food and drink. A site map is available on the Victorious app.
We paid a visit to the site today to see how it was all shaping up:
The Big Top Comedy & Cabaret Stage is in a fabulous tent which this year has a new position on the expanded site (Photo: The News) Artwork by the city's own Fark is among that would can be found dotted around the site - perfect for that selfie! (Photo: The News) The children's area will include climbing areas, face painting and entertainment (Photo: The News) The Castle Stage on Castle Field is all up and will host acts such as Pete Tong, The Coral, The Vaccines and Heather Small (Photo: The News) The children's area will include a sand pit area for younger visitors to enjoy (Photo: The News) Vendors have started to arrange in the children's area (Photo: The News) The site is beginning to take shape (Photo: The News) The stage is up in the Beats and Swing area in the D-Day carpark area which will be closed over the weekend (Photo: The News) One of the many bars which are in place at Victorious (Photo: The News) The layout of the site has changed to create extra space between the Common Stage and nearby facilities allowing the crowds more space to spread out (Photo: The News) The site has a large number of toilet facilities including accessible ones (Photo: The News) A large number of benches have been delivered with the new site layout giving extra space for festival goers to spread out between the main stage and the food and drink area (Photo: The News) There are lots of toilets which have been put in place across the site (Photo: The News) The signage on top of the hill at Castle Field (Photo: The News) Some of the toilet facilities near the Main Stage (Photo: The News) The Castle Stage and nearby facilities are in place (Photo: The News) The bar areas are in place and work is ongoing to connect them up so they can supply beer on tap and other refreshments (Photo: The News) Facilities are being put in place including a Pimms bus and merchandise stand (Photo: The News) Colourful seating areas close to the World Music Village (Photo: The News) One of the bar areas near to the Common Stage (Photo: The News) Funfair rides arrive at the children's area (Photo: The News) Some of the bars will provide drinks on tap while others will be selling canned drinks (Photo: The News) The 'Kids' Arena' is shaping up nicely (Photo: The News) The fantastic signage at the top of Castle Field (Photo: The News) The stage is set for the Beats and Swing area found in the D-Day carpark which will be closed while the festival is on (Photo: The News) Southsea Splash Park will be open to Victorious visitors who can also enjoy the neighbouring Portsmouth Creates Stage for the city's art scene (Photo: The News)